Wernigerode

Wernigerode was an odd little town a few hours by Regional Express (RE slower trains) from Berlin; a long day trip to the Eastern end of the Harz Mountains. The 2002 Lonely Planet Germany guidebook sold the idea to me by using the terms romantic and fairy-tale and then I google imaged “Wernigerode” and found the castle snow covered in twilight or seen from dramatic aerial views and I was doubly sold. So I traveled and found the interior design of a hipster hunting lodge for a young duke, which isn’t to say I was disappointed but perhaps underwhelmed or rather nicely surprised at the modern aesthetic. I say odd because I’ve never been to a small German town where almost every single house in the town center was timbered, the affect was unusual and a bit disconcerting. The “too much timber…” made me feel imprisoned.

On the way passing by Kirschmoser... The RE trains make a lot of stops.
On the way passing by Kirchmöser… The RE trains make a lot of stops.
Looking down on the town walking up to the castle
Looking down on the town walking up to the castle
Schloß Wernigerode
Schloß Wernigerode
Schloß chapel interior
Schloß chapel interior
Hunting lodge aesthetic
Hunting lodge aesthetic

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this guy made me smile
this guy made me smile
Everywhere timbered
Everywhere timbered
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